training

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula


Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula, Project Manager, Godisa Technologies Trust
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, panel, Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula, Godisa Technologies Trust, non-profit, Botswana, developing countries, hearing impaired, hearing impairment, deaf, hearing aids, access, affordable, technology, appropriate technologies, solar, training, employment, talk, public program

Threesome Rescue Wheelchair User


Yesterday our education team was hosting a professional development teacher training program with the New York City Department of Education. One of their participants came in very upset because his wheel chair had broken a block away from the museum and he was not able to be mobile without it.
facilities, museum staff, teacher, training, wheelchair, broken, repair, mobility

Jacquard Weave X-Change


After putting the textile into proper archival storage, I promptly forgot about it as I went about doing the rest of my work. That is, until I had the fortune to bump into a woman named Bethanne Knudson at a Brooklyn dinner party a few weeks ago. 
Jacquard, weave, textile, cloth, Open, panels, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, studio, Studio Structure, Oriole Mill, Felt Lace X-Change, Jacquard Center, Bethanne Knudson, conductive, weaving, mill, training, fabric, niche, high end

Felt in Haiti


I had the pleasure of meeting recently with Ton Vriens, a Dutch documentary filmmaker and journalist who, through his foundation Turtle Tree, is working with women in Haiti to develop a felt-making co-operative, with the goal of achieving economic and social independence for the members of the self-governed group.
Haiti, felt, collective, women, Tom Vriens, Dutch, documentary, filmmaker, journalist, Turtle Tree, foundation, economic, social, independence, poverty, Fanm Veret Wi Nou Kapab!, Women of Verrettes Yes We Can Do It, grant, Andalusia, spain, Business, training, product development, American, makers, workshops, needlework, organic, wool, source, soft, import, equipment, iPhone, iPod, laptop, covers

Voûte Nubienne Affordable Housing


In sub-Saharan Africa, traditional building techniques are no longer feasible; due to increased deforestation use of timber for roofing and posts is not viable
Africa, sub-Sahara, building, architectural techniques, traditional, deforestation, feasible, materials, timber, local, roofing, posts, adaptation, Sudan, Asia, West Africa, affordable, low-cost, housing, alternative, Voute Nubienne, Nubian Vault, mud, bricks, sun, construction, vaulted, communities, Earth Roofs in the Sahel, Association La Voûte Nubienne, option, imports, Burkina Faso, training, entrepreneurs, apprentice, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Ivory Coast

Design Education for Everyone


An amazing group of teachers just spent the week at Cooper-Hewitt, participating in our on-going City of Neighborhoods program for educators. This year, the museum invited around forty teachers from New Orleans to take part in a week-long study of how design can work in the classroom, with a focus on exploring one’s local community. 
design education, education, educators, teachers, training, participation, City of Neighborhoods, program, New Orleans, New York City, NYC, neighborhood, Chinatown, classroom, local, community, subjects, disciplines, Educator Resource Center, ERC, thinking, learning